Sister Ship of the “Norwegian Breakaway”, the “Norwegian Getaway” delivered
After transfer from Southampton service as a hotel vessel at the “Super Bowl” in New York – First cruises in the Caribbean
During a ceremony at the beginning of January 2014 in Bremerhaven, Norwegian Cruise Line took delivery of the 145,655 gross ton cruise ship Norwegian Getaway from MEYER WERFT after a building period of only 15 months. The ship, the second of two Breakaway Class ships, is being delivered just nine months after the launch of sister-ship Norwegian Breakaway. Following delivery today, the ship is sailing to Rotterdam for the start of inaugural festivities which will continue in Southampton before the ship departs for her transatlantic cruise to New York. The ship will be christened in Miami on February 7.
The cruise liner starts the first transfer from Southampton to New York with around 1.500 crew members from over 60 nations. In New York the vessel will act as a hotel ship for the super event “Super bowl”. After the christening ceremony in Miami the vessel enters its first seven-night cruise service into the eastern Caribbean’s islands St. Maarten, St. Thomas and Nassau.
Artist David "Lebo" LeBatard, living in Miami configured the hull painting
2.014 cabins on 18 passenger decks can accomodate 4.028 guests. 75% out of this are outside cabins, partly with balcony.
Engine power of the MAN main engines is of 62.400 kW - they deliver the electric power towards the azipods – this drive power enables the vessel to receive a maximum speed of 21.5 knots.
According to Meyer Shipyard two more new builds will be delivered to the company in October 2015 and spring 2017: the “Norwegian Escape” and the “Norwegian Bliss”. These units are of the so called “Breakaway-Plus-Class” – they will be a bit bigger than the last delivered vessels.
Image: Courtesy of Meyer Shipyard